Iran: Afghanistan piles on pressure

Country Views
Iran: Afghanistan piles on pressure

Although Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) talks have been stalled for over a month, the momentum is expected to pick up following the inauguration of the new president, Ebrahim Raisi. In this week's publication of our Iran Country Views we cover how: 

  • Raisi and his cabinet are set to usher in a hardline political era for Iran, but the new president, a protégé of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, still intends to engage in negotiations with the US to reach a nuclear agreement.
  • The new administration faces no shortage of challenges, both at home and abroad. Protests, power outages, the pandemic, economic volatility and the political crisis in Afghanistan are all set to test President Raisi.


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Leila Lajevardi, Analyst

The Country Views series shines the spotlight on specific developments in MENA countries, analysing them from a local perspective to deliver forward looking views for businesses and investors.

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